Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday insisted Medicaid recipients will continue to receive healthcare coverage if the recently passed House bill makes it to the president's desk.

CNN host Jake Tapper asked Price if millions of Americans would lose coverage in response to the Congressional Budget Office's estimate that $880 billion in cuts over 10 years would have such an effect.

"Absolutely not. And we believe strongly that the Medicaid population will be cared for in a better way under our program," Price said.

Price denied claims that some people with pre-existing conditions would see their insurance premiums rise. Instead, he defended the change to how those with pre-existing conditions are covered.

"What I believe they are not recognizing is this is a different, and we believe better, way" to cover them, Price said in a follow-up interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."

The House passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act on Thursday.